Does anyone know if this is an issue with Corningware, too?
And does it matter if you just use it for storing and not heating things up in? Like we have pyrex storage containers that we use instead of plastic, would these be at risk of exploding when just used for storage not heating/cooking?
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So, to avoid 'exploding' Pyrex, insulate it. For example, when taking it out of the oven, place it on a couple dish towels set on the counter. If you want to pour a really hot liquid into it, run it under warm then hot water in the sink until the piece feels warm. Dry off & pour in your hot liquid. Oh, and don't place your Pyrex on anything cold when you are pouring hot liquid in it (& vice versa). You want to keep the temperature shocks to a minimum.
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i have a couple of pieces of pyrex that i have been using for a couple of years and no problems with exploding or anything of that nature. never heard of it doing that either. where did you hear this?
and my man . Momma to ds1 (11-'04) , ds2 (8-'08) , dd (3-'12) , and Mr Blue, Chiyo, and Fireball, our 3 .
I took a pot roast out of the oven and set it down on a hot pad so I could add some vegetables. While I was getting the veg from the refrigerator, there was a huge explosion behind me. I turn around and saw that the damn pan had exploded. Fortunately I was just outside the spray zone for the glass shards, so I didn't get hit.
The first time, the husband didn't believe me when I called him, but he came right home to clean it up for me. He was appalled at how much glass there was around the kitchen.
After the second time, we don't use Pyrex any more. My MIL has done this a couple of times, too.
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|I set a Pyrex dish on a burner...I THOUGHT was "Off". The explosion was deafening...and glass was EVERYWHERE!!! EVERYWHERE!!! Thank the Lord we were NOT in the Kitchen!|
Thankfully, I was wearing a heavy sweater and skirt that shielded me from the bulk of the flying glass (though both had to be thrown away afterward). I spent about an hour picking bits of glass out of the back of my legs, kept finding odd bits of glass in my hair for a day or two, and am not sure we ever got all the glass out of the kitchen. We were living in a mobile home, so it was embedded in the ceiling, walls, floor, etc.
NOT a fun experience, and according to the customer service folks at Pyrex, not an uncommon one either.
And yes, it broke into a gazillion pieces, just like regular glass. And the chicken was ruined, so we ordered pizza.
Never put a cold pyrex dish into a hot oven. I put the dish into the oven while it's cold and then turn the oven on. Same goes for if the item in the dish is frozen, that'll chill the glass, so it also goes into a cold oven. Never put a hot pyrex dish on anything cold OR WET. If you're placing it on a trivet on a tile countertop (or other cold surface), be sure the trivet is large enough or use two. Never pour hot liquid into a cold pyrex or one that is sitting on a cold surface. Never pour cold liquid into a hot pyrex.
Essentially I treat it the same way I treat my canning jars. Avoid all thermal shock.
That being said, if you can get your hands on European Pyrex, it doesn't have the problems US Pyrex does, because it is made of a different type of glass.
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No more pyrex here. I threw it all away and got metal or stonewear. I do use corningware occationally, but make sure that I'm cooking something quick with lots of liquid so it doesn't get hot. I don't take it out of the oven hot, I wait for it to cool first. I'm afraid that whatever I put it on will be too cool and will make it explode like the pyrex did.
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